Public Health Schools and MPH Programs in Wisconsin 

Master of Public Health (MPH) programs are available from multiple universities in Wisconsin. Among them, the MPH programs offered by Medical College of Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, and the University of Wisconsin at Madison are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). At these universities, you can take part in programs that take a deeper look into the factors contributing to public health, as well as the common methods for approaching problematic issues within the community.

All the above MPH programs are accredited by CEPH, with a variety of concentrations available. Some programs are focused on policy development, while others are more applied within their specific fields. Among them, epidemiology involves the use of in-depth research to bring to light the origination, spread and prevention of diseases and illnesses. If you decide to work in this area of public health, you may test methods of prevention in a controlled setting and write policies that protect others within the community from coming in contact with these diseases and illnesses. The MPH in epidemiology concentration is available at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

College students in Wisconsin now have more choices when deciding how to get their degree, such as online degree programs. The MPH program at Medical College of Wisconsin is available online, while the MPH programs at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee are only available on campus.

Public Health Career Outlook in Wisconsin

Public health will likely remain a concern for all states. If you decide to pursue a public health career in Wisconsin, you will find the job outlook is generally positive. All of the public health-related jobs for which information is available in the table below are expected to experience growth in employment through 2028. The employment outlook in Wisconsin for three of those jobs—environmental health specialist, occupational health specialist, and health informatics specialist— is projected to exceed the national average. Within the state, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that Dane County experienced the fastest growth in wages between 2019 and 2020.

The table below reflects the demand and earning potential for public health careers in Wisconsin, based on data provided by O*NET OnLine.

Job TitleMedian Salary in WI, 2020 (Yearly)Median Salary in U.S., 2020 (Yearly)Projected Job Growth in WI, 2018-2028Projected Job Growth in U.S., 2019-2029
Health Specialities Professors
Environmental Health Specialists
Medical and Health Services Managers/Healthcare Administrators
Health Educators
Occupational Health Specialist
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
Dietitians and Nutritionists
Health Informatics Specialists 

*Estimate not released/provided by O*NET

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Information last updated July 2021